Premier League Game Week 4

After Manchester City were held by Newcastle United last weekend, only Arsenal retain a 100% Premier League record. Where better to start our Gameweek 4 picks than at the Emirates Stadium.

Having won their opening three games, Arsenal sit pretty atop the standings with a two-point cushion as Fulham roll into town – themselves unbeaten on their top-flight return, driven forward by the unrelenting Aleksandar Mitrovic as the Serbian netted a late winner over Brentford last time out.

As well as the visitors have began under Marco Silva, the Gunners look too good here and after recording another away clean sheet will be brim with confidence. Gabriel Jesus on his last home outing netted a brace to the joy of FPL managers who captained the Brazilian and a repeat boosted at 11/2 with both PaddyPower and Betfair.

Compatriot Gabriel Martinelli is proving just as big a hit in the goals department and for both of Arsenal’s Samba boys to score, a small 3.8/1 acca with Bet365 could hit the mark. Fulham will not be without hope however, as though yet to concede on the road, Arsenal shipped two goals at home to Leicester in GW2. A far better side offensively, the Whites may well get on the scoresheet and to do it twice, an 18/5 price with PariMatch and BetVictor could be equally shrewd.

On the south coast, Southampton open up GW4 against Manchester United. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s charges will be keen to build momentum against a team though buoyant after defeat of Liverpool, still have much to prove. The Saints showed their fighting abilities both against Leeds and in their win at Leicester and given both side’s defensive frailties there could be goals here. Indeed, in five of the last eight league meetings between the two over 3.5 goals have been registered. A repeat is on at 6/4 with UniBet.

Having been held last weekend, champions Manchester City entertain Crystal Palace. The Eagles went unbeaten against the Citizens last season and were one of the few sides to take City’s scalp on home turf – their second Premier League away win versus their opponents since 2018. Though a repeat here surely looks a stretch, Patrick Vieira has his men drilled again on the evidence of GW2’s point at Anfield. So surprisingly, Palace’s monster price of 17/1 for the win is eye-opening. The smarter bet, however, could be a 14/1 Draw No Bet with 10Bet. Wilfried Zaha, meanwhile, has begun the campaign in electric fashion with three goals in his last two. Scoring in last season’s fixture also, if a Palace DnB does not tick your box a Zaha goal must surely be worth a small flurry at an enticing 5/1 with Bet365?

At Anfield, Liverpool could be in the mood to make a statement. Still without a win to begin the new season, Bournemouth will be in the GW4 crosshairs. Shots should be raining down on Merseyside and Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah will likely be at the heart of the action. Both players to have 2+ SOT is available at 5/2 with Betfair, but it shouldn’t be forgotten however, that Liverpool have shipped an alarming five goals already this term. The Cherries can cause problems at set-pieces and alternatively, a 10/1 boost from 13/2 with William Hill for both Salah and Kieffer Moore to have over 1 SOT, does not look a sizeable punt.

Our final bet is again in the goals department as Brentford host struggling Everton. Having netted at least twice in each league game so far, the Bees will be primed with to sting a rather soft-looking Toffees. Ivan Toney is a man on fire for the west Londoners and just like in the north of the capital could be firing like Jesus. A 10/1 brace for the Englishman can be had at 10/1 with SkyBet, whilst to cover home goals more widely, for Brentford to score over 2.5 goals is a tasty 4/1 with Betfair.

 

Author: Carolyn Horton